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WINS without NetBEUI

By 90proof ·
Our Network manager wants to remove NetBEUI competely from the network and just use WINS (to free up bandwidth which we really don't have a problem with). We run an NT/WIN9X environment. I thought that having NetBEUI was good just in case you have WINS problems. Anyone with solid reasons I can give to her to as to not remove it would be much appreciated.

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by kevin_b In reply to WINS without NetBEUI

NetBEUI can't be routed, so if wins goes down, no one will be able to see anything outside thier particular segment. If wins does go down, you should still be able to communicate with tcp/ip until you can get it back up.

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by 90proof In reply to WINS without NetBEUI
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by DC1 In reply to WINS without NetBEUI

Short of it being a "backup" in case WINS goes down, there isn't much of use for it unless your environment isn't routed.

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by 90proof In reply to WINS without NetBEUI
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by aekland In reply to WINS without NetBEUI

There is no reason not to remove it, especially if you have a network larger than about ten computers. Without WINS the computers just resort to broadcasts for names. This does slow the resolution some and adds traffic but it shouldn't be worse thannetbeui only.

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by 90proof In reply to WINS without NetBEUI
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by ruturaj In reply to WINS without NetBEUI

If bandwidth is not really a problem then keep NetBEUI for:
1.) Failsafe
2.) Much faster on internal(non routed) networks than TCP/IP.
3.) Direct communication with SMB Services as opposed to TCP/IP (That's what makes it faster than TCP/IP in thefirst place)
4.) Practically no overheads (which is a good argument to hold on to it)

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by 90proof In reply to WINS without NetBEUI
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by jun1cez1 In reply to WINS without NetBEUI

Yes, tell your Network Manager that NETBEUI is the most fastest, most reliable and most efficient protocol that works well in small LANs, with VERY LITTLE OVERHEAD.
The drawback is it is not routable as everyone here says, and it is not intended for WAN use.
Thats your best argument there.

Jun

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